Transforming White Supremacist Memorials, Part 2: Recent Acts of Creative Protest

In the days and weeks after the neo-Nazi rally and attacks on anti-hate protestors in Charlottesville, individuals, communities, and local governments across the nation have used creative methods to respond to the monuments to white supremacy in their midst. Some of these acts were destructive and some were constructive. Almost all of them were defined … Continue reading Transforming White Supremacist Memorials, Part 2: Recent Acts of Creative Protest

Historians Take on White Supremacist Memorials: A Round-Up

Since the tragic events in Charlottesville, many scholars of Civil War memory have been on the front lines of a public discussion about the meaning of white supremacist memorials, and their future in our nation's civil and collegiate landscapes. You will find below links to historian-authored op-eds and blog posts, listed in alpha order by … Continue reading Historians Take on White Supremacist Memorials: A Round-Up

Transforming White Supremacist Memorials: Two Proposals

[Author's note: an earlier version of this post referred to these objects as "Confederate memorials." I have changed all references to them here to "White Supremacist memorials" or "memorials to White Supremacy" in order to highlight the origin of their creation, and the belief system underlying arguments for their continued existence in public landscapes].   … Continue reading Transforming White Supremacist Memorials: Two Proposals